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Free & Local Support Services

Free NHS Mental Health Support


If you need support with your mental health, there are free local NHS services you can use by referring yourself such as:

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS Talking Therapies

A free and confidential NHS service designed to help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone aged 18 years or over and registered with a GP can access support, though a GP referral is not necessary as you can self-refer. Click here for more information

NHS Every Mind Matters

The Every Mind Matters website showcases simple NHS endorsed practical tips from sufferers and videos from experts on dealing with COVID-19stress and anxiety, boosting your moodsleeping better and what you can do to help others.

NHS endorsed Mind Plan quiz that shows ‘there are little things we can all do to look after our mental health’.

Children & Young People

Targeted CAMHS 0 - 18 years. For children and young people with emotional and/or mental health needs. Offers assessments, therapeutic sessions, group work, consultations to professional network.

How can I access it?

Wellbeing Hub Nottingham

The Nottingham Wellbeing Hub makes it easier and quicker for people to get help and support they need to make their lives better.

The Wellbeing Hub brings a number of existing employment and support services under one roof. This means that people can access more than one service in one place, and ask for additional support if they feel they need it.

Nottingham Recovery network: Free advice, support and treatment for people misusing drugs and alcohol

Wellness in Mind: Free, confidential advice and concerns for people concerned about their mental health.

Opportunity and Change: A pathway to employment for people with multiple and complex needs.

Towards Work: Supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training.

Housing Crisis Service: Advice and ssupport for people at immediate risk of homelessness.

Clean State: Specialist drug and alcohol treatment service for people in contact with criminal justice pathways.

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday 9:00-17:00

Telephone: 0800 028 5598


Click here to visit the Nottingham Wellbeing Hub Website

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Libraries Health & Wellbeing Hubs

Nottingham City libraries are pleased to be hosting the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Hubs in their libraries. Drop in to ask questions and get a range of information to help support you and those around you including:

  • Information on Covid-19 vaccines, including helping you book appointments
  • Healthy lifestyles and choices
  • How to make your money go further
  • How to find and use your local health services
  • How to improve your wellbeing by spending time with others

Just drop in at any point in the listed session times to speak to the friendly team.  The sessions are facilitated by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and your local NHS.

Visit Nottingham City Libraries health and wellbeing hub webpage

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Visit a Nottingham Crisis Sanctuary (6 - 11pm Daily)

The Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries offers support, information and guidance to anyone 18 years or older in or nearing a mental health crisis.

Each Crisis Sanctuary will have 3 trained Crisis Intervention Workers who will provide recovery-focused crisis support in a trusted and consistent space for people who require out of hours mental health support. If required, onward community referrals will be made. If you would prefer not to attend the Crisis Sanctuaries, support can be provided via telephone or through video calling platforms. The Crisis Sanctuaries are for anyone near, or at crisis who need a safe space to talk

The Crisis Sanctuaries are delivered through a partnership of Framework, Turning Point and Mind, to collectively support the communities of Nottinghamshire. Further details on the partnership model are available via the Crisis Sanctuaries 

Chilwell | Mon - Sun, 6 - 11pm,  Nottinghamshire Mind, 318 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5EG

Nottingham | Mon - Sun, 6 - 11pm, The Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds Gate, NG1 6BB

TEL: 0330 822 4100 | Lines are open: 4 PM to 11 PM Monday to Sunday


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Visit Samaritans Nottingham Branch

Samaritans (Nottingham Local)

We listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. We'll focus on your thoughts and feelings rather than going into details, so we may ask questions to help explore hoe you feel.

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 9.30am-9.30pm

Wednesday - 11.30am - 9.30pm

Sunday - 9.30am-2pm

Where to go

Nottingham Samaritans
18, Clarendon Street

Who to contact

Telephone: 0330 094 5717


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Mental Health Support For Young People

You are NottAlone

If you are struggling, open up and talk to other people in person, on the phone or by text. You deserve help and support and it is out there for you in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

What is NottAlone and who is it for?

It’s a website with local mental health advice & help for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, all in one place. If you are aged under 25, are a parent or carer, or a professional that supports young people, you can find information, advice and where to go to get help locally.

Click here to visit the NottAlone Website

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